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Good Morning Everyone,

This is a shot of the upper, most interesting parts of the Opera House, Buxton, which fitted nicely into the camera lens.

Buxton Opera House can be found in The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. It is a 902-seat opera house and now, amongst other things, hosts the annual Buxton Festival.

It was built in 1903 being designed by Frank Matcham, one of Britain's finest theatre architects. He also designed two famous London theatres: the London Palladium (1910) and the London Coliseum (1904).

The Opera House ran as a successful theatre, receiving touring companies until 1927, when it was turned into a cinema.

Over the years, the Opera House gradually fell into disrepair and in 1976, it was closed. Rumours circulated that it would never reopen, however in 1979, it was restored and an orchestra pit was added to the original Frank Matcham design. Since then, the Opera House has been a full-time venue for stage productions, presenting approximately 450 performances per year, including opera, dance, musical theatre, pantomime, comedy, drama, children's shows and concerts.

The shot was taken during the only two hour rain break on our TE Get-together so it was important to get out and click the camera!

We have had some lovely weather since! Sod's Law!!

I hope you have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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